It is important to stay updated with the legal industry news and upcoming changes. Here, we discuss legal promotions, firm recognition, and legal firm innovations.
Promotions and Hiring of Attorneys
Recently, Powers Pyles & Sutter & Verville P.C promoted Peter W. Thomas as the Managing Partner and the President of the firm. The promotion will be effective from April 1, 2021. He will be succeeding Jim Jorlin, who was in this position since 2016. Peter Powers joined the firm in 1991, and since 1996, he has been the principal of the firm.
The focus of his practice is on rehabilitation and disability policy. He has also worked on various areas of healthcare policy, Medicare reimbursement, and coverage.
Matthew A. Rossi - White Collar & Government Investigations Defense Group
Vedder Price saw a new shareholder, joinee, Matthew A. Rossi, who became a part of their White Collar & Government Investigations Defense Group. Matthew worked in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Enforcement Division as Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel. He was responsible for investigating and prosecuting federal security law violations.
Excellent fit for Vedder Price
These laws are violated by large financial institutions, broker-dealers, and investment advisors, among others. He comes with outstanding credentials, experience, and expertise. He is expected to be an excellent fit for Vedder Price.
Alison P. Snyder - Associate in Romer Debbas LLP
Alison P. Snyder accepted a position as an associate in Romer Debbas LLP. She is expected to support the residential real estate practice. Her specialization is to assist lending institutions, sellers, and buyers in the residential real estate sector transactions. Her immense experience in pre-contract due diligence is another feather in her cap and big support to the firm.
Davis Wright Tremaine and Scott W. MacCormack
Davis Wright Tremaine had a new managing partner, Scott W. MacCormack, who will join at a new position this summer. In 2008, Davis Wright joined the firm and contributed to its success and growth. For six years, he worked with the Executive Committee. He also chaired the Compensation Committee of the firm.
He is committed to executing the strategic plan of the firm to foster an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment. He is expected to drive growth and strengthen the culture of the firm as work is expected to evolve with the Covid pandemic.
As per Nat Law Review-“BTI Consulting ranked Barnes and Thornburg as No. 38 on its 2021 Client Service A-Team list, a 19-place climb from the firm’s previous ranking. Barnes and Thornburg ranked within the top 25 firms for categories such as “Deals with Unexpected Changes,” “Fielding the Absolute Best Team,” “Quality Products,” “Quickly Assessing Your Situation,” and “Understands the Client’s Business.”
A Great Honor
Recently, fourteen Gilbert attorneys received recognition on the 2020 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll. This recognition is considered a great honor for the Washington DC attorneys who contributed more than 50 hours of pro bono work to those who cannot afford legal counsel.
“Chief Judge Anna Blackburne-Rigsby of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and Chief Judge Anita Josey-Herring of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia said of the winners, “we salute you for using your talents and expertise to help those unable to afford an attorney.” 
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